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PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2019 Update

PS4 and Xbox One vs PS3 and Xbox 360 - VGChartz Gap Charts – May 2019 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2019 / 3,846 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

This monthly series compares the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the combined aligned sales of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The gap grew in favor of the combined sales PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the last month by 99,162 units. In the last 12 months the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have caught up by 5.00 million units. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lead by a combined 18.85 million units.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their first 67 months sold a combined 120.02 million units, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have sold a combined 138.64 million units.

Gap change in latest month: 99,162 - PS3 & X360

Gap change over last 12 months: 5,001,227 – PS3 & X360

Total Lead: 18,847,807 – PS4 & XOne

Total Combined PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Sales: 120,016,336

Total Combined PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Sales: 138,864,143


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments
HylianSwordsman (on 30 June 2019)

PS4 will likely need to sell 125 million to make up for XBOne's slack. If it can, 8th gen has it in the bag. If it can't, every million is gonna count, it'll be close.

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DialgaMarine (on 30 June 2019)

Really makes you wonder where XB1 will end it’s life. I was originally thinking close to NES numbers, but 50M seems too high of a prediction now.

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DialgaMarine DialgaMarine (on 30 June 2019)

Edit: even* 50M seems too high

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yo33331 DialgaMarine (on 01 July 2019)

no, it's not, xbox will reach 50m maybe even 55, this year is 1.5m until now the last year was 2m until this point so a little bit behind but last year total was 7m now it will be around 5 to 6m so with this year xbox one will be around 47m the next will do around 4m to 5m so 52m with the next year and 2 years with 2-3m it can get to 60M lifetime

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yo33331 DialgaMarine (on 01 July 2019)

no, it's not, xbox will reach 50m maybe even 55, this year is 1.5m until now the last year was 2m until this point so a little bit behind but last year total was 7m now it will be around 5 to 6m so with this year xbox one will be around 47m the next will do around 4m to 5m so 52m with the next year and 2 years with 2-3m it can get to 60M lifetime

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Bofferbrauer2 DialgaMarine (on 02 July 2019)

It's only 500k behind because of strong promotions late winter/early spring, which kept it afloat for a while. But right now it's loosing by about 30-40k a week over last year, which is close to half the sales from last year. And with the anticipation into the Xbox Next growing, that gap should only get wider with time, not narrower.

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yo33331 DialgaMarine (on 02 July 2019)

@Bofferbrauer2 yes, maybe you are right but still .. 50m is 100% sure with the next year .. 55m is fully possible lifetime and 60m wit a little luck is also a possibility at best case scenario

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Bofferbrauer2 DialgaMarine (on 02 July 2019)

By the speed it's selling compared to last year, I expect the XBO to reach about 3.5-4M this year, awfully close the Wii U numbers. It all depends on how well Black Friday will go this year.

Last year, that week alone sold over 1/7th of the whole yearly XBO sales, meaning over 1M. I don't expect this year's BF to come even close to that. No other week of the whole holiday season even made it past 500k, so BF is crucial for it's sales. I expect some 650k BF and 200-250k weekly median sales in the weeks after that until the end of the year, so 1.65-1.9M sales that holiday season, which is about 1M less than last year.

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curl-6 (on 30 June 2019)

They'll end up roughly equal in lifetime sales I reckon, with PS4's advances over PS3 being cancelled out by Xbone falling well short of 360.

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garretslarrity curl-6 (on 30 June 2019)

That was my intuition as well, but the 8th gen lead is still higher than I thought it would be at this point. Now I'm thinking the 8th gen will be ahead by at least 5M by the end.

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